Discover how to tailor your workout routines to work on your problem areas - and tackle the trouble.

We all have parts of our body that seem to be more stubborn - if not downright uncooperative - than other areas. You work your abs every day, but you still have a belly pooch. You do squats and lunges galore, but your legs just seem to get bigger.

We know that once you home in on that zone, there's no distracting you from it. (We also know that hyperfocusing on one spot can make it seem more troublesome than it really is.)

Your best plan of attack is to include cardio workout routines, strength training routines, body sculpting and stretching exercises in your routine.

Plus, include a little creativity to play up the many positive attributes you may be overlooking. These strategies will help you tackle your body woes once and for all.

  • Incorporate body sculpting moves, which help counteract a flabby appearance - and rev your metabolism.
  • Don't forget the cardio workout. It improves definition and blasts the fat that covers your muscles. Combining regular aerobic exercise with strength training routines will give you the slimming effect you've been going for. After all, toning without cardio is like building a house on a weak foundation.
  • Be sure to include stretching exercises. It can help your muscles work better so you can more effectively isolate your problem areas.
  • Learn the art of camouflage Having a trouble zone implies there are other parts of your body that aren't so worrisome. Playing up those areas can boost your confidence and draw attention away from spots you want to minimize. Sculpting your shoulders, arms, chest, and back, for example, can help balance heavier hips so you look more proportionate. Plus, you'll be firmer all over.